Multiple Choice Answers

1. Based on the number of homeless children who attended school in 1995, you could conclude that the 1987 Education of Homeless Children and Youth program
A. isn’t working as well as it should.
B. didn’t provide support to local school districts.
C. has effected positive changes in school attendance for homeless children.
D. has removed all obstacles for maintaining the school attendance for homeless children.

2. The stress factor which is likely to cause the most severe behavioral consequences for children is.
A. living in a stepfamily
B. having a working mother
C. living in persistent poverty.
D. witnessing damage to the neighborhood by a flash flood.

3. Which of the following situations is a cultural influence on behavior?
A. Mia is expected to baby-sit for her cousin as a family duty.
B. Joseph can’t get his driver’s license until he is 18 years old.
C. Maria has an earlier curfew than her older sister.
D. Michelle’s family is on welfare.

4. By the year 2000, maternal employments rates can be expected to
A. remain the same
B. decrease.
C. increase.
D. fluctuates significantly in either direction.

5. One advantage that two-parent homes usually have over single-parent homes headed by the mother is
A. better discipline
B. higher income
C. higher moral standards
D. easier access to extended- family members

6. A child’s able to cope with the stress from parental divorce is strongly influenced by the.
A. number of children in the family.
B. presence of grandparents.
C. level of conflict in the family before and after the divorce.
D. temperament of his or her mother.,

7. Until recently, custody decisions were almost solely on the.
A. gender of the parent.,
B. type of employment of the parent.
C. age of the child.,
D. income level of the parent.

8. Which of the following statements is true of joint physical custody?
A. Joint physical custody isn’t legal in moist states.
B. Joint physical custody is usually difficult for young children.
C. Joint physical is usually preferred by the court.
D. Joint physical custody is used only minimally.

9. Resiliency in children is best fostered by
A. a nurturing, supportive adult relationship.
B. stern discipline.
C. positive peer relationships.
D. financial resources.

10. Professionals who work with children and consider the effects of other perople, schools, and cultural values on the behavior of the children are taking a ( n )—– approach.
A. multidisciplinary.
B. ecological
C. developmental
D. humanistic

11. Which of the following factors will most likely result in a positive experience for a child?
A. the size of the school
B. thye location of the school
C.the qualification of the principal and teacher aide
D. The similarity of the school’s values and the family’s values

12. Jodi’s family home was recently destroyed by a fire while she was in school. She is sad and withdrawn and is having difficulty concentrating. Her response can be classified as ————— behavior
A. internalizing
B. externalizing
C. self-inflicted
D. immature

13. John is fighting daily with the other boys in the child care program. his mother recently remarried and John is now attending the program five days a week. Using a systems perspective to understand his behavior, you would consider
A. John’s base temperament and the changes in his family unit.
B. changes in his family unit and John’s new schedule.
C. John’s new schedule, his new family unit, and the age of the other boys.
D. John’s basic temperament, changes in his family unit, and John’s new schedule.

14. Mike watches a lot of television programs that contain violence. When he sees an older child “bullying” a younger one in the park, you would expect him to
A. ignore it.
B. call an adult.
C. come to the aid of the child.
D. join in.

15. Study have demonstrated that” latchkey children”
A. have no difficulty in caring for themselves.
B. are at risk for behavior related to peer pressure.
C. are usually over the age 14.
D. are primarily children who live in the inner city.

16.Which of the following sets of factors is most influential in contributing to violence?
A. Child abuse and poor nutrition
B. Persistent poverty and poor nutrition
C. Media violence and poor- quality schools
D. Persistent poverty and widespread substance abuse.

17. Which of the following statements is true in families where domestic violence occurs?
A.The children are less likely to be victims of abuse.
B. The children may use aggressive behavior when dealing with conflict.
C. Girls are effected by the violence more than boys.
D. School-age children are less affected than preschoolers.

18. Which of the following statements implies rules of confidentiality?
A. You can tell the librarian that you heard that Joey’s father was arrested for drug use.
B. Parents must give permission to release school records to the child’s therapist at the community clinic.
C. You can’t discuss your observations regarding Susan’s behavior at a meeting with teacher and school nurse.
D. Maria’s aunt can come to the classroom and get a copy of her last month’s report card.

19. Which of the following children is most at risk for experiencing a severe stress reaction?
A. Nathan, who watches the news coverage of a hurricane in another city
B. Mary, who had to stay overnight in a shelter with her parents during a severe ice storm
C. Carlos, who watched as his mother and sister were pulled from their burning home
D. Rose, who helped her grandfather collect emergency flood supplies for their home.

20. Larry is a very aggressive four year old child. He watches many television programs that contain violence. It’s most likely that
A. he will become overactive.
B. he will become depressed.
C. his behavior won’t change.
D. his behavior will become more aggressive.